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Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon in State’s Ownership

District Commissioner in South Iceland Anna Birna Þráinsdóttir stated yesterday that the Icelandic state’s preemption right to acquire Fell, the land to which part of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon belongs, had not expired after all on January 9 when the state announced its decision.

Alex Bellini.

Adventurer to Cross Glacier and Drift with Ice

Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is planning to plant a capsule in a drift ice in Greenland next winter and live inside it for one year to study and raise awareness of climate change. One January 20 he will launch a solo crossing of Vatnajökull glacier on skis.

Kirkjufjara Beach Closed

The Environment Agency of Iceland has decided to close Kirkjufjara beach, South Iceland, to all travelers, following yesterday’s accident, when a German woman lost her life after being caught by a wave.

Gail and David Wilson.

Lost Tourists on Glacier Critical of Company

David and Gail Wilson, the Australian couple who were lost for seven hours on Langjökull glacier in a blizzard on Thursday, harshly criticized the company which organized the snowmobile tour, Mountaineers of Iceland, for having gone ahead with the tour in such weather.

Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier.

Tremors in Bárðarbunga Volcano

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred in the northern caldera of Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier shortly before noon yesterday. A few aftershocks followed, the largest of which measured 2.3 magnitude.

Whispering Iceland.

Timelapse Video of Iceland

We found these timelapse images of Iceland, called ‘Whispering Iceland,’ at vimeo.com and thought we’d share them with you.

Taking pictures on a rocky beach.

Severe Gale Warning

A severe gale warning is in effect for North and East Iceland, as well as for the area south of Vatnajökull glacier.

Blowing snow

Travel and Weather Warning for East and Northeast

ICE-SAR has issued a travel warning for today, due to the weather forecast, which calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions on mountain roads in East Iceland shortly after noon and later during the day in Northeast Iceland.

Road, storm

Bus Rolls Over in Southwest Iceland

Eighteen tourists and their driver escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were in rolled over on Mosfellsheiði mountain pass, east of Reykjavík, late yesterday afternoon.

Beluga whale.

Will Belugas be Brought to Vestmannaeyjar?

The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) is reviewing a request from a British company interested in transporting three beluga whales from an aquarium in Shanghai, China, to Vestmannaeyjar islands.

Grímsstaðir

British Billionaire Buys Grímsstaðir

British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has purchased the majority of the land of Grímsstaðir á fjöllum, Northeast Iceland, located in the highlands north of Vatnajökull glacier.

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